• These two courses are intended for students wishing to pursue some aspect of research within the disciplines of cell biology and neuroscience.
  • Semester Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Credits: 1-3

Prerequisites

CBN GPA of 2.8 or better

Permission of the Department and a Rutgers/RWJMS faculty willing to sponsor the student. 

Course URL: http://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/research-for-credit

Course Description

These two courses are intended for students wishing to pursue some aspect of research within the disciplines of cell biology and neuroscience.

To receive CBN research credits, students must

  1. Engage in “wet lab” or molecular modeling research approved by the CBN department. Hospital volunteering studies and clinical internships are not accepted. Students cannot receive both ARESTY and CBN research credits for the same research.
  2. Carry out 4-5 hours of research/week for each research credit. For example:

1 credit = 4-5 hours research/week
2 credits = 8-10 hours research/week
3 credits = 12-15 hours research/week

  1. Submit a 7-page written progress report on a designated date listed on the research course Canvas website before the end of the semester. 

Course Syllabus

2024 Fall Syllabus

2024 Spring Syllabus

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

https://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/learning-goals

  1.  Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.
  2.  Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.
  3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Course URL

http://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/research-for-credit

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Each student registered in 201/202 is required to submit a 7-page research progress report to the research mentor and the Coordinator of Research on a designated date listed on the research course Canvas website before the end of the semester. The final grade in each course is determined by the sponsoring faculty member.

Course Materials

None. Resources to help students write research progress report are available at the course Canvas site.

Course Closed?

The deadline for registering for these two courses is the end of first month of each semester. Registration procedures for these two courses can be found at http://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/research-for-credit.

Faculty

Professor Shu C. Hsu
Coordinator of Research, D410 Nelson
Busch Campus
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